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Arab League Postpones Arab-African Summit

Arab League Postpones Arab-African Summit

Tuesday, 19 November, 2019 - 06:30
Leaders pose for a family photo before the opening session of the 4th Arab-African Summit in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea in November 2016. (Egyptian Presidency)

The Arab League on Monday announced the postponement of the fifth Arab-African summit, which was scheduled for Riyadh on November 25.

Asharq Al-Awsat learned that the main reason for postponement was the presence of African leaders in Berlin to attend the G20-Initiative Compact with Africa (CwA).

An official source at the General Secretariat of the Arab League said that Saudi Arabia informed both the Arab League and the African Union Commission (AUC) about the decision.

The summit will be scheduled for early 2020, said the source.

The first Arab-African summit was held in 1977 in Cairo, the second in Sirte in Libya in 2010, the third in Kuwait and fourth in Malabo, the capital of Equatorial Guinea.

The summit aims to build joint strategies and employ Arab and African resources in service of the people. It underlines the solidarity among the people as they seek stability, security and development.

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